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Eugene Shteyn
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Stanford CSP, BUS 152 - Session 5, Quiz 1
Background : A major shift in business and technology strategy (aka pivot) seems to be inevitable during the life time for both startups and large companies. The change requires the team to make critical decisions under conditions of uncertainty. Please lis...

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Stanford CSP, BUS 152 - Innovation Timing. Session 4, Quiz 1
Background: Recently, a number of technology companies introduced Augmented Reality headsets that enable users to overlay images from the real world with information generated by a computer, including text, video, graphics, etc.  Microsoft HoloLens   is one...

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Lunch Talk: Superintelligence
A panel discussion with leading AI experts and business leaders about the challenges and opportunities presented by Superintelligence. Panelists: Bart Selman (Cornell), David Chalmers (NYU), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), Jaan Tallinn (CSER/FLI), Nick Bostrom (...

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Stanford CSP, BUS 152 - Innovation Timing. Session 3, Quiz 1
Background : Over the last decade, AI-based technologies succeeded in solving various problems that before were considered impossible to solve using computational methods. In one recent example, Stanford researchers " have trained an algorithm to diagnose s...

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Stanford CSP. BUS 152 - Innovation Timing. Session 2, Quiz 1
Background The public's interest in Bitcoin rose sharply in 2013-14. For example, on January 21, 2014, in a NYT article titled " Why Bitcoin Matters ", Marc Andressen wrote: Bitcoin gives us, for the first time, a way for one Internet user to transfer a uni...

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Stanford CSP. Business 152. Innovation Timing. Session 1, Quiz 3
Background : Sequoia Capital , one of the leading Silicon Valley venture capital firms, typically asks its prospective portfolio startups "Why Now?" Quiz: 1. List at least 10 major innovations that are either happening now or are about to happen within the ...

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The Structure of Technology Revolutions
Since last summer, I've been working on a book project tentatively (and modestly!) titled "The Structure of Technology Revolutions." The purpose of the book is to show how technology enables completely new possibilities, by breaking trade-offs that are cons...

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Stanford CSP. Business 152. Innovation Timing. Session 1, Quiz 2.
On November 14, 2016 , the New York Times wrote a story about a Spark Capital, a 11-year old technology venture firm. The article opened with a description of one of Spark's recent deals: Betting on an automated driving start-up in 2015 may not have been th...

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From junk food to junk news
Remarkably, surrounded by an abundance of choices people chose what feels good, not what is good. With junk food, it's a combination of fat, sugar and salt that fools taste buds into craving for more. With junk news, it's the confirmation bias that fools br...

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Lunch Talk: Counterintuitive approach to building startups (Stanford University)
This is Lecture 3 from a Stanford University course "How to start a startup". The speaker is Paul Graham; his transcript is here: http://tech.genius.com/Paul-graham-lecture-3-counterintuitive-parts-of-startups-and-how-to-have-ideas-annotated tags: startup, ...
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